Country music's past and future came together all in one place at the 2016 ACM Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (April 3), when Luke Bryan opened the show with his latest single, 'Huntin', "Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day."
The 2016 ACM Awards winners list was starting to look like the 2016 CMA Awards, until the very end. Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town led the way in total wins, but the big award went to an Entertainer of the Year first-timer.
Friday night (April 1) the Academy of Country Music kicked off the fourth annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, as Carrie Underwood headlined the special ACM Women of Country Night with a very special surprise guest.
Dierks Bentley's naked ACM Awards nightmare doesn't seem to be a dream come true for any of the country stars seated in the front few rows, either. A hilarious new promo for the April 3 CBS broadcast finds Bentley trying to get through his monologue, unaware that he's naked.
Luke Bryan will return to host the 2016 ACM Awards, but Blake Shelton will not. A promo video for the 51st annual awards breaks the news of Shelton’s departure while teasing who Bryan’s on-stage buddy may be next April.